COLLABORATIVE GRANTMAKING INITIATIVES – DRAWING INVESTMENTS TO THE INLAND EMPIRE
The Funders Alliance has organized several collaborative grantmaking initiatives and collaborative grantmaking to benefit the IE region’s communties. These initiatives allow grantmakers to maximize impact by investing strategically and to benefit from local expertise in allocating funds.
Current Collaborative Grantmaking and Co-Funding Initiatives
Census 2020 Funders Table
Inland Empire Funders Alliance Rapid Response Fund
Inland Empire Black Equity Fund
INLAND EMPIRE CENSUS ROUNDTABLE
The first pooled fund by the Funders Alliance, the IECFT had multiple anticipated outcomes:
- Pooled fund allocations to complement and align with funding and contracting by the local ACBO;
- IECFT funding will also align with the statewide funders table’s dual goals for the Census – a complete count and building the nonprofit infrastructure for change in the Inland Empire;
- Close coordination with the IE Complete Count Committee and the IE Census Outreach Table, to ensure that Census investments are distributed equitably;
- IECFT members actively encouraged other funders to invest in Census 2020; and
- Investments in the Census will be transparent to the community and will be evaluated for effectiveness.
The IECFT raised $1.5 million for Census outreach efforts. The funds were allocated through three rounds of grantmaking:
|Goal||No. of Grants||Total Grant Amount|
|Round 1:||to support pre-selected backbone and regional coordinators||5||$75,000|
|Round 2:||to support outreach preparation and efforts. Invite-only RFP process||20||$690,000|
|Round 3:||to support Census Centers (Questionnaire Assistance Centers), including fixed/staffed, informational kiosks, and mobile or pop-up center. Open RFP process||10||$294,000|
As of July 2020, the IECFT has closed grantmaking and applications are no longer being accepted.
INLAND EMPIRE FUNDERS ALLIANCE RAPID RESPONSE FUND
The Fund ended grantmaking on May 22nd and is no longer accepting applications.
- Original fundraising goal was $1,000,000
- 12 foundations contributed a total of $1,030,000
- Contributors included statewide private foundations, local funders, corporate funders, and the local community foundation
- Fund was housed at the Inland Empire Community Foundation, which charged no administrative fees
INLAND EMPIRE BLACK EQUITY FUND
RIVERSIDE COUNTY NONPROFIT ASSISTANCE FUND